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Walnut Baklawah Rolls (Arabic Baklava)
Baklawah is one of those Middle Eastern recipes that is truly a labor of love. It takes a couple hours to prepare, so it is often reserved for special occasions. Baklawah is best paired with some Arabic style coffee with just the right amount of cardamom. Impress your friends by bringing freshly baked Baklawah rolls to your next get-together! ------------------------------------------------------- Baklawah Sticks To Make Attar (Syrup): 2 cups sugar 1 cup water 1 tbsp. lemon juice 1 tsp. orange blossom water (Mazaher), optional 1. Mix sugar and water and bring to boil. 2. Add lemon juice and boil for 7 more minutes. 3. When cool, add orange blossom water (optional). Makes 2 cups of Attar. To Make Baklawah: 1 lb. Filo Dough 3 cups walnuts, chopped 1/3 cup confectioner's sugar 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 tsp. nutmeg 1 cup rendered (clarified) butter 1 1/2 cups Attar 1. Mix nuts, sugar, and spices. 2. Cut rolled Filo Dough int 3 parts. 3. Place 3 sheets lengthwise on the table and brush butter between layers. Place 2 tbsp. nut mixture on the narrow side of sheets, folding 1/2" from each side and roll. 4. Repeat the process with the rest of the dough, placing the sticks in a greased pan. 5. Brush with butter. Bake from 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until golden brown, in an oven preheated to 275 degrees. 6. Cool for ten minutes and pour Attar. ------------------------------------------------------- Cheese Variation: Use 1 1/2 lbs. of Syrian sweet cheese or Ricotta in place of nuts and spices. Follow the same procedure, and pinch rolls with a fork before baking. If desired, add 1 tsp. of orange blossom water and 2 tbsp. of sugar to cheese.
3 comments
Baklawah! Totally messy but totally yummy!
3 years ago·Reply
A lot sweetness in one roll!
3 years ago·Reply
@stargaze That's why you have to drink it with a nice cup of tea or coffee! It definitely helps break all that sweetness up. :)
3 years ago·Reply
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